Office of the President

Office of the President

In 1890, President Chilton envisioned an institution that transformed students into leaders. We've created thousands of leaders who are making a difference and building prosperity. Our vision now is to transform UNT into one of the top institutions in the nation, known for our excellence and creativity.

— President Neal Smatresk

The Latest from President Smatresk

The latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ ranks UNT among the nation’s 115 top-tier research universities, marking a key milestone in UNT’s journey toward increasing national prominence. Read President Smatresk's Dallas Innovates column about how UNT drives progress as a top-tier research university.            
At the 2016 State of the University, President Smatresk will review UNT’s accomplishments for the past year and unveil UNT’s priorities for the 2016-17 academic year. Join us for the State of the University on Sept. 15 and help celebrate UNT’s past and future. Learn more about UNT's priorities developed in the 2016 Planning Implementation Workshop, UNiTed by Purpose.            

UNT Highlights

Opened in January 2016, UNT's New College at Frisco offers programs and classes that give students and working professionals the edge they need for success. Learn about the degree programs and courses offered at the New College! 


UNT's Institutes of Research Excellence offer solutions-based research, collaboration and outcomes. Capitalizing on UNT's existing research strengths in plant science, materials science, environmental science and logistics, the institutes are a pipeline to bring UNT's know-how to industry.

UNT named Wren Baker as the new UNT Vice President and Director of Athletics, effective Aug. 22. Baker, who currently is the interim Director of Athletics at the University of Missouri, brings a wealth of experience in running a strong athletics program. With Baker and new head football coach Seth Littrell on board, the Mean Green are preparing for a strong season in 2016. Go Mean Green! Learn more about Wren Baker and learn more about Coach Littrell.